Ben's International Driving School

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CLASS 1 COURSE

CLASS 3 COURSE

AIRBRAKE ENDORSEMENT

CLASS 5 COURSE

WHY BEN'S INTERNATIONAL DRIVING SCHOOL?

WE ARE A REGISTERED PRIVATE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Being a Registered Private Vocational Institution, we deliver comprehensive skills to polish your driving skills, upgrading your knowledge of Canadian road regulations and to professionally prepare you for a career in trucking.

WE OFFER PART TIME COURSES & FLEXIBILITY

We are one of only a few schools that offer part-time training classes. We offer a flexible training schedule for the MELT and Class 3 classes. This provides you the benefit of enrolling in our driver training courses in Winnipeg without interfering with your current lifestyle.

WE DO PROFESSIONAL EVALUATIONS

We don’t just train new drivers, we help companies evaluate their company drivers as well. Drivers gain experience from the millage, they also create bad habits and become more careless when driving. We assess their performance in line with the company regulations as the alert and refresh their mind for safety purpose.

We are proud of our contribution to educating the next generation of qualified Class 1 & Class 3 drivers in Manitoba. Call us today to get started on an exciting new career!

CLASS 1 COURSE

Looking for a Class 1 driver training course to start a new profession in truck driving? Come to us for the licensing. Our class 1 training courses east of Winnipeg provide you with a complete understanding of what to expect as a professional driver and ensures you meet all required safety standards. 

TRAINED DRIVERS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

There has never been a better time to build your skills and start a career as a professional driver. We provide detailed one-to-one instruction, and put you in the driver’s seat in a variety of challenging environments to learn how best to navigate these complex driving situations. 

THE CLASS 1 DRIVER TRAINING COURSE

One of our most popular courses we offer, so we recommend you sign up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly.

If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out. Call us today!

MANDATORY ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAM (MELT)

121.5-Hour

Full-Time / Part-Time

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

APPLY EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

The MELT course will run for 3 weeks full time and consists of:

40 hours in the classroom, 40.5 hours in-yard, and 41 hours on road driving

Road test appointment can be made after completion of the MELT program.

CLASS 1 PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM

244-Hour

Full-Time 6 Week Program

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

APPLY EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

The Class 1 Truck Driver Training Course consists of:

80 hours in the classroom, 80 hours in-yard / in-cab, and 80 hours observation, 2 practical exam attempts at MPI

FUNDING

Funded Class 1 Driver Training opportunities are available for those who qualify.

In order to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria, you need to visit your local Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre.

Their locations can be found here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/contact.html

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We offer both MELT (121.5 hours) and 244 hours courses in small group, so that personal attention is provided.

MELT can be full-time from 8:30-5:00 Monday to Friday. One week classroom, one week yard practice, and one week driving.

Part-time MELT is also available. Scheduling is made upon personal requirements.

Both Class 1 courses provide two road test opportunities.

We provide one to two hours in classroom refreshing on Class 5 knowledge, as many students, especially international students fail their class 1 road test with class 5 mistakes.

Complete both Class 1 and Airbrake knowledge tests with MPI, as well as medical check

If you need more practice and more test attempts after the course is completed, there is a Driver Finishing Program to consider.

We provide private lessons to polish your skills and to help identify your needs. Regardless of which school you are graduated from, we bring you to the success. We have helped a lot of students from different schools to succeed over the years.

Government Funding is provided for 244 hours students who are qualified.

If you are a permanent resident or Canadian citizen with more than one-year full-time work contribution, we can help with the funding application process.

This 6-weeks course contains two weeks in classroom, two weeks in yard practice, and two weeks driving.

MELT is focused for licensing. If you have your own or family business, just need to upgrade your license for business development, MELT is the one for you.

244-hour course is designed for professional drivers who is willing to drive trucks as a career, which means you will work for a transportation company running regional or to the US.

COMPANY DRIVER PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

We evaluate company drivers in light with the company policies. We will issue a Professional Driver Performance Evaluation Report or we will perform the task according to the company’s documentation.

CLASS 3 COURSE

Our Class 3 driver training course in Winnipeg makes you eligible to commercially operate trucks with more than 2 axles, bus for transporting people, mobile truck cranes, towed vehicles or trailers under 4600kg and any combination of Class 5 vehicles.

The training contains vehicle inspection, airbrake inspection and driving. It is based on personal scheduling. Each class is 2-3 hours hands-on practice.

This driver training course in Manitoba has been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years.  It provides the perfect foundation to enter the next level of learning in your driving career, and the essential experience to help you should you plan to train for your Class 1 license. Complete the Class 3  knowledge test with MPI, make an appointment with Rachel and off you go!

Call us today to find out more about how we can get you on the road to earning your Class 3 drivers license!

CLASS 3 BENEFITS

AIRBREAK ENDORSEMENT COURSE

The airbrake endorsement course permits the holder to drive vehicles equipped with airbrakes in class of vehicle of which the driver is licensed.  This can include both Class 1 & Class 3 licenses.  

An air brake system uses compressed air to apply pressure to brake pads to aid in stopping the vehicle. They are found on large commercial trucks and are much more reliable compared to other braking systems, such as hydraulic brakes. 

Complete the Airbrake knowledge test with MPI then make an appointment with Rachel for the training.

Call today to learn more on how our professional airbrake course trainers can help you take this next step in your career development.

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AIRBRAKE ENDORSEMENT BENEFITS

CLASS 5 COURSE

Our Class 5 driver training course in Winnipeg means that once completed you’ll be legally able to drive cars, vans, vehicles with trailers, buses with no passengers, taxis, ambulances, and even a 3-axle motorhome.

We happily provide our driver training class to all ages. Through this course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way.

We train teenagers how to drive, and also work with experienced drivers to refresh their knowledge of road regulations.

A lot of students, especially international students, when they conduct Class 1 road tests, end up failing the Class 5 road regulations. So, if you come to Canada to drive trucks, learn the right way from us right from the beginning – Class 5.

Contact us today to learn more about Class 5 course offerings.

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CLASS 5 BENEFITS

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AS A CLASS 1 DRIVER

Canada is in growing need of truck drivers. With a small population spread over the second-largest country in the world, the country is looking towards immigrants to solve this employment issue. It has been announced that they hope to introduce over a million new workers into their economy within the next 3 years.

The average age of truck drivers in Canada is 48, meaning that an incoming younger population of potential residents have quite a long career-span ahead of them as the workforce continues to age. Qualified candidates will receive a temporary Canada work permit. After a period of transition, candidates can apply for Canadian permanent residence (Canada immigration) under provincial nomination programs (PNP).

Being a long-haul truck driver has plenty of perks including a salary of between $55, 000 and $70, 000 per year, as well as some bonus payments. The industry varies in terms of what you can do as a truck driver which also moves the pay scale up or down accordingly. For this reason, we recommend jobs that cover the longer routes cross-country which guarantee you a higher salary and more benefits. The schedule is fairly flexible with some trips taking place over several months or for just a week. You also have the opportunity to negotiate with your employer to determine how long you would like to work and how many days you will have off in a month. Being an owner operator is also a great consideration of making much higher earning, between $120,000 to $180,000 per year. Establish your own company is another option to extend your career further.

Driving can also be an interesting way of seeing the Canadian cityscapes and wilderness. Pass by wonders like the Rockies with its neighbouring forests and fjords as well as the major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal, all destinations that need resources delivered. There’s also a lot more social interaction than one might think. Take hold of opportunities to become a team driver where you interchange with other truckers around the country or even pair up with a spouse who can travel and drive around the scenic landscapes with you.

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS

If you are an international truck driver with more than 3 years experience with professional truck driving we can help you to become a truck driver in Canada.

Basic Requirement:

  1. 3 years professional truck driving experience
  2. English language IELTS 5 for listening, speaking, reading and writing
  3. Willing to re-locate to any province in Canada
  4. A budget of $15, 000 to $20, 000 Canadian Dollars to complete the licensing

Get more information on the Truck Driver Immigration Application Process in Manitoba

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT

With many students new immigrants to Canada, Ben’s International Driving School focuses on providing English language support to enrich each student’s learning environment.  

We provide targeted language learning materials and instructions specific to the trucking industry which is highly beneficial for students who are pursuing careers in this field.

Our small sized learning group ensures customizing the instruction to the specific needs at each proficiency levels of the students ability.

Each individual has unique challenges and learning styles, so we adapt to you accordingly.

By offering extra explanations, clear pronunciation, and a supportive learning environment, we help individuals improve their English language skills effectively.

We compile a comprehensive list of industry-specific words, phrases, and expressions related to the trucking industry. This includes terms related to different types of trucks, equipment, road regulations, logistics, and transportation procedures. We create flashcards, glossaries, and visual aids to facilitate learning and retention of these vocabulary items.

Our instructors are native English language speakers with clear pronunciation. They enunciate words clearly and slowly, which help students understand the correct pronunciation of words and phrases. We provide video recordings as examples for learners to listen to and practice, which incorporate with industry-related conversations, instructions, or announcements. These exercises help students improve their listening comprehension skills and familiarize themselves with different accents and speech patterns commonly encountered in the trucking industry.

We emphasize effective communication skills required in the trucking industry. This includes teaching students how to interact with dispatchers, clients, fellow drivers, and others. We provide practice scenarios and role-playing exercises that simulate real-life communication situations commonly encountered in the industry.

We provide reading materials, such as articles, manuals, and industry-related publications, that focus on the trucking industry. This will expose students to authentic language usage in their field of interest. We provide comprehension questions and discussions based on these materials to enhance understanding and critical thinking skills.

We break down complex language concepts into simpler terms and provide step-by-step explanations, and gradually build their understanding.

Our patient instructors navigate the complexities of the English language, encourage students to keep practicing and assure them that progress takes time. The supportive and positive learning environment boosts students’ confidence and motivation.

We offer plenty of examples and real-life situations to demonstrate the usage of words, phrases, and grammar structures. Contextualizing language in relevant scenarios helps students grasp the practical application of what they’re learning.

We provide exercises, activities, and interactive tasks to reinforce learning. This includes written exercises, speaking practice, quizzes and exams. We encourage students to actively engage with the language to solidify their understanding.

We provide videos of real-life scenarios that truck drivers encounter, such as dealing with vehicle breakdowns, communicating with law enforcement, or handling customer service situations. Discuss these scenarios in the classroom allowing students to practice their language skills in context.

We teach integrate cultural aspects related to the trucking industry, such as transportation regulations and practices in different countries (USA) or regions / states. This helps students develop cultural sensitivity and adaptability, which are crucial skills for working in the global trucking industry.

We invite guest speakers from the trucking industry, such as graduates or industry professionals, to share their knowledge and experiences. This provides students with firsthand insights into the language and challenges they may encounter in their future careers.

We offer constructive feedback and corrections to students’ written and spoken English. Provide explanations for mistakes and guide them on how to improve. This helps learners identify their weaknesses and work on specific areas for growth.

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